Jesus’ Parables (5)

Jesus told another parable to His followers. This story was about ten girls. These ten girls were waiting for a bridegroom to come to his wedding feast. Jesus said that five girls were foolish and five girls were wise. Why? Because five girls brought more oil to use in their lamps. The other five girls did not bring extra oil for their lamps.

At midnight someone announced that the bridegroom was coming. The five foolish girls did not have oil for their lamps. They asked the wise girls to give them oil. But the wise girls answered, “No…go to those who sell oil and buy some for yourselves” (verse 9b). While the five foolish girls were buying oil, the bridegroom came. The doors were locked. When the five foolish girls returned, they could not go into the wedding feast.

Jesus told this parable to help us understand that we should always be ready for Him to come back. Jesus may come back today to take His followers to live with Him forever. I hope you are ready!